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General Engineering

General Engineering Degrees, General Engineering Schools, General Engineering Courses


Engineering is a profession of specialization.  People drawn to Engineering are problem solvers by nature: creating a physical solution to some sort of technical problem.  They usually are applying principles of Science and Mathematics, but the nature of the science in involved depends on the type of engineering.  The U.S. Department of Labor lists seventeen Engineering Categories as separate and distinct professions.  Among the most common Engineering Fields are Civil, Industrial, Electronics, Mechanical, Environmental and Electrical.



In addition to design and development, the practice of Engineering in general involves work in testing, production, or maintenance. These engineers supervise Production in factories, determine the causes of component failure, and test manufactured products to maintain Quality Control.   


Engineers are also active in the field of Sales.  The presentation of complex computer systems or building designs often includes an Engineer to provide expertise on the functionality of the proposal.  Will the project (Network, Building or Communications System) work when it’s built?  It takes a Sales Engineer to answer that question.


Degrees for Engineering Professionals


  • Electrician Certification
  • Associates/Bachelors in Mathematics
  • Associates in Electronics
  • Bachelors in Chemistry, Physics, Biology
  • Bachelors/Masters in Engineering
  • Associates/Bachelors in Engineering Technology

Median Annual Salaries for Engineering Professionals


By Specialty:





Computer hardware




Electronics, except computer




Health and safety






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